Preschoolers love to count! Once they have an understanding about numbers, they are always counting things! Teaching children to count is foundational for learning math, so it’s a great thing if your child is always counting. The best way to teach and practice counting is through play and hands-on activities. When I saw this counting caterpillar toy, I knew it was a perfect tool for teaching my children how to count and practice one-to-one correspondence!
One-to-one correspondence is a foundational math skill for preschoolers to learn. It can take months or even an entire year for preschoolers to master this skill, which is why it’s important to keep practicing it! One-to-one correspondence means counting objects with meaning, or the ability to match one object to one other object.
Today I am writing about this fun counting activity over at the Melissa & Doug blog. You can see our counting activities here: Counting Activities for Preschoolers.